Then Rejoice In One Another
(Just as I thank God everyday for the blessing He has bestowed upon me, my daughter)
I guess losing everything is different for everybody. I am really so tired of hearing that someone has lost everything only to find that those people really haven’t lost anything…other than to be inconvenienced. And yet, the public heaps gifts on them.
I may be, “old school” but well, a case in point: Single Mom moved to Minnesota the “give me state” and was in the process of building a new life for her two daughter’s and herself, with only a suitcase. Then this year, 2012, a fire broke out and she said she lost everything but I must disagree strongly.
This lady did not lose her most precious daughters’, she didn’t lose arms, legs nor was she even burned. She lost everything? She claimed they came to this state with only a suitcase. How much could she have lost? No, she would only gain monetarily from the situation and have a merry Christmas!
Praises are superimposed over layers of such awe of a woman who set goals, never gave up, and for having enduring strength; can, sainthood be far behind for this wondrous, miraculous woman?
As for emotional losses, they must have been minimal because she only lived there a short time; I don’t know if I missed something but seems as though she and her kids came from nothing and they now will have something and all because of a fire that did no personal harm to their lives. If they are truly blessed to have one another then why take from other good, hard-working people; they should all be happy, end of story but no…I read further and discovered this person set the fire herself, unintentionally, but the fire was started from incense that she was burning.
Instead of being held accountable, she has been given a new lease on her life; one that some good citizens of Minnesota gave to her! And let’s not forget the Red Cross. They paid for her and the kids to stay at a hotel, “They even drove us there and gave us money for things we had lost – they helped me replace my glasses. The kids had no shoes on; we had no toothbrushes. We needed everything,” Kimicko said.
Kimicko should not have a problem cruising to her goal of becoming an RN what with all that continues to be given her. By the way, the following is Kamicko’s Holiday Wish List:
- Casual and business attire for herself (she will be job hunting soon).
- Clothes for her children
- Winter items for the whole family
- Bedding including comforters and pillows
- Two bunk beds for the girls and a full size bed for herself
- Walmart Gift Card
- Scrapbook materials to help pull together the family photos not lost in the fire
She has a smile on her face everyday and why not?
I was at a coffeehouse years ago when a guy overheard a girl say that she was moving. He told her, “I empathize with you. Moving is one of three most traumatic experiences in life.”
As I was sitting right there I asked, “What are the other two?”
“Divorce and dying.”
I replied, “Wow really, I’ve been through all three then. ”
“Obviously, you didn’t die.”
“No, but I was pronounced dead and given, ”Last Rites” and I was comatose for three months, so I was dying like you said. The divorce I handled okay even though she (as my guardian) stole everything from me including our children.”
Help? Though thirty-four years at the time, my mom and dad took me back in and helped me, as much as they were able.
That’s only a snippet from “Life’s other side” and by the way, I suffer from a traumatic brain injury. I could go on about my injuries and how they affected my life, but I will leave that for another time, if at all.